great, another TOYOTA recall...this time its not the floor mats

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  1. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0127/Toyota-recall-list-What-to-do-if-your-gas-pedal-sticks


    The timing couldn’t be worse. After reporting its first ever annual loss last year, Toyota announced Tuesday that it will suspend US sales and manufacturing of eight Toyota models to fix faulty gas pedals. The unprecedented move comes days after the unveiling of a Toyota recall list of 2.3 million vehicles.

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    .The decision may have serious consequences for Toyota. It lost $7.1 billion last year, and the Tuesday announcement will hamper its ability to return to profitability through increased sales, as well as potentially dent its reputation as a producer of reliable vehicles.

    “It’s a humbling experience for them,” says Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Editor Online for Consumer Reports. “For them to stumble is a bit of a blow to their consumer image and their standing in the industry.”

    Toyota said it will halt production of eight models at six North American assembly plants for the week of Feb. 1. The models represented 57 percent of Toyota’s 2009 US sales, according to the Wall Street Journal. They also represent some of America’s best-selling models, including the Camry and Corolla.

    Which cars have the problem?
    The models that will be recalled or subject to a sales suspension include:

    • RAV4 (2009-10 models)

    • Corolla (2009-10)

    • Camry (2007-10)

    • Matrix hatchback (2009-10)

    • Avalon large sedan (2005-10)

    • Highlander crossover (2010)

    • Tundra pickup (2007-10)

    • Sequoia large SUV (2008-10)

    The suspension is due to problems with gas pedal mechanisms that may cause the accelerator to get stuck, triggering sudden acceleration. The problem has been traced to a US parts supplier. The parts from that manufacturer are used in Toyotas sold in the US and Europe. Toyota is considering a recall of 2 million cars in Europe, as well.

    Similar sticking accelerator problems have arisen in the past, driving the car company to recall 4.2 million vehicles in November, and another 2.3 million last week. So far, Toyota has been unable to correct the problem.

    How to drive if the gas pedal sticks
    Mr. Bartlett offers several recommendations for owners of affected vehicles. First, he says, “The key is to be aware of what to look for. We know that this is a progressive problem, one that gets worse over time, so be mindful if your pedal begins to stick.”

    Barlett says Consumer Reports has done extensive testing on how to regain control of vehicles experiencing sudden acceleration. Drivers who experience sudden acceleration should put the transmission into neutral, he says. They should not pump the brakes. “If you put it into neutral, you will retain full steering and full braking capability. This will save your life.”

    As Toyota works to fix the problem, it must also address the issue of its image. These setbacks will threaten the carmaker’s reputation for quality and safety. Bartlett says Toyota is handling the problem well.

    “They seem to be handling this in a Toyota manner, looking at the long-term,” says Bartlett. Consumer Reports does an annual nationwide survey on brand perception, he adds, and Toyota has always led by a very significant margin.

    “They did even better this year,” he says, “just months after the acceleration issues came into light [last August]. For Toyota, that’s a promising indicator that if they’re acting with transparency, earnestness, and swiftness, that they may weather this storm as good as can be expected.”
     
  2. Cannondale

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    I'm glad my Toyota product has a manual transmission and a cable throttle.
     
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    pretty sure this was posted bro
     
  4. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    i searched the work "recall" and didnt see it...

    oh well, no big deal

    are you worried about it?


    edit: yesterday...so i overlooked it
     
  5. crontab

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    i'm glad my toyota is built in japan
     
  6. Cannondale

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    Same.
     
  7. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    the recalled parts probably came from a non union job, where people were over worked and under paid...with little or no benefits

    so they didnt give a shit
     
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    God forbid someone do their job that's not making $40 an hour.
     
  9. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    $40 is the new $18
     
  10. Cannondale

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    Whatever, if you can't take pride in your work you should work somewhere else or just kill yourself.
     
  11. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    UAW ppl have ONE ridiculous strike over a ridiculous raise..then,


    everyone thinks unions are horrible and greedy
     
  12. peoplescar

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    "shifting in to neutral will save your life"
     
  13. Sandwich

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    Glad my 2010 4runner is not affected :wiggle:
     
  14. dmora

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    WTB Japanese made Toyotas again plz...

    1990s and before only.
     
  15. Cannondale

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    Unions were one of the biggest downfalls of General Motors.
     
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    at least they have nice interiors.
     
  17. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    too bad the cop was trained to do everything EXCEPT shift into neutral when under uncontrollable heavy acceleration
     
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    the floor mat recall should never have even happened in the first place.
     
  19. Cannondale

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    100% Japanese parts origin on my Toyota.
     
  20. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    they did it to buy some time obviously....while working dilligently to find the REAL problem

    so as to not cause a flood of bullshit and not being able to provide any immediate answers or solutions

    smart move toyota, still #1 in my book...:cool:
     
  21. Kramp Easy Lube

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    Great, another TheRightToRemainSilent repost
     
  22. TheRightToRemainSilent

    TheRightToRemainSilent I count six shots, nigga.

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    ive reposted like 15 times in 10 years

    fuck off :fawk:
     
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